Suicide is a silent epidemic that gets little attention inside and outside of the construction industry. It's time to talk. (Photo: iStock)

In our continued efforts to cover the Property & Casualty industry, my editorial staff and I adhere to a simple principle that informs all our storytelling: Insurance can be considered boring, but the things that you insure are not. Therein lies the real story — the human angle. That path often takes you to places you didn’t expect, and occasionally leads to topics that bear a lot more discussion.

In October, I attended the International Risk Management Institute‘s annual Construction Risk Conference, a terrific event that draws more than 1,500 leading project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, insurers and agents and brokers. Inside the Orlando World Marriott in Florida, attendees were treated to valuable panels offering powerful insights into the issues that affect the construction industry, including worker safety.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected]

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